Quinoa with Swiss Chard and Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette

Quinoa with Swiss Chard and Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette
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Quinoa with Swiss Chard and Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette

Kath Younger

Quinoa with Swiss Chard and Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette

This quinoa salad is versatile and refreshing. It combines red quinoa with Swiss chard, pepper, and tomato. On top, a lemony soy-mustard dressing adds tons of flavor. Enjoy!

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3
Servings
401
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  cup  dry quinoa
  • 2  cups  water
  • Pinch of  kosher salt plus ¼ teaspoon
  • leaf rainbow Swiss chard, chopped
  • tomato, chopped
  • 1/2  bell pepper, chopped
  • Juice of ¼ lemon
  • 1  teaspoon  Dijon mustard, heaping
  • 2  tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1  teaspoon  soy sauce
  • 1/4  teaspoon  dried dill
  • Pinch of  red pepper flakes
  • 2  ounces  goat cheese, crumbled

Directions

In a pot large enough to fit a steamer basket, combine the quinoa, water, and pinch of salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.

In the last 2 minutes, place a steamer basket in the pot. Add the Swiss chard leaves to the steamer and cover with a lid. Remove from heat and combine everything in a large bowl. Combine the lemon juice, mustard, olive oil, salt, soy sauce, dried dill, and red pepper flakes in a jar and shake to combine. Pour the dressing over the salad. Add the goat cheese and stir to combine. Serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
31%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
43g
33%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
175µg
25%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
12µg
13%
Calcium, Ca
188mg
19%
Choline, total
25mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
125µg
31%
Iron, Fe
9mg
50%
Magnesium, Mg
52mg
16%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
217mg
31%
Selenium, Se
16µg
29%
Sodium, Na
569mg
38%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
156g
6%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Quinoa Shopping Tip

Stock up on quinoa and have it available for the days you are tired of rice or pasta. It's a great substitute for rice, beans, cereal, bulgar, or couscous.

Quinoa Cooking Tip

The general rule is to add one part quinoa to two parts liquid in a saucepan. One cup of quinoa will take about 15 minutes.